Saints come up short in weekend trip to Iron range

by Jason Olson
SportsPrepZone Editor

The lone area game played Saturday took place in Duluth as St. Francis boys’ hockey dropped its fourth game in a row, losing 7-0 to Duluth Central at the Duluth Heritage Arena.

The Fighting Saints were out shot 20-16 and gave up two power play goals on three chances. St. Francis went 0-for-3 with the player-advantage.

St. Francis’ Zach Foesch led the team with five shots on goal.

The Fighting Saints began their two-day trip north with a 7-3 loss at Virginia. St. Francis trailed 6-0 after the second period, before Brett Aldrich and T.J. Belisle scored 20 seconds apart early into the third period. Foesch scored on the power play at 6:31 to make it 6-3 before Virginia scored one more time for the final score.

Virginia outshot the Saints 15-7 and 10-4 in the first two periods before finishing off the game with a 33-19 advantage.

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